There are many ways to attain a more youthful facial appearance without the need for surgery or extensive recovery time. One of the most popular solutions to diminish wrinkles, fine lines, and other visible signs of aging is Dysport® injections, a minimally invasive treatment designed to smooth expression lines and rejuvenate areas of the face commonly exposed to dynamic wrinkling. Our plastic surgeon, David Durst, MD, offers Dysport® at his Huntsville practice to minimize the look of frown lines, crow’s feet, and other tell-tale indicators of age for enhancement that can be completed during an individual’s lunch hour.
What is Dysport®?
Dysport® is a form of anti-aging therapy that is derived from botulinum toxin, a protein that can temporarily relax the facial muscles known to cause wrinkles and creases. For most patients, the formation of facial expressions can force muscles in the brow, lower face, and around the eyes to repetitively contract, often resulting in the development of facial lines that age you prematurely. This dynamic wrinkling typically causes frown lines, crow’s feet, and horizontal brow creases, among other aesthetic concerns. By preventing involuntary contraction of the muscles responsible for dynamic wrinkling, Dysport® can effectively soften expression lines and achieve a smoother, more refreshed aesthetic with little to no downtime after treatment.
What Concerns Can Dysport® Treat?
Dysport® is a state-of-the-art, non-surgical treatment that can yield beautiful and natural-looking results for an array of cosmetic concerns, including:
- Frown lines (vertical wrinkles that appear between the eyebrows)
- Crow’s feet (small lines that surround the eyes)
- Horizontal brow creases
- Wrinkles of the lower face
For patients who wish to achieve complete renewal of their skin and overall facial appearance, Dysport® injections can typically be combined with other enhancement options, such as laser skin resurfacing. Depending on your aesthetic goals, this can rejuvenate the tone and texture of your complexion in tandem to minimizing signs of age.
What is Treatment Like with Dysport® Injections?
After your consultation with Dr. Durst, where he will help you determine whether Dysport® is the most ideal procedure to address your concerns, treatment will take place in-office at our cosmetic surgery center. While many patients feel no discomfort during injections, Dr. Durst can apply a topical anesthetic to the targeted areas before treatment to further enhance the patient experience. With meticulous precision, your injector will administer the smooth-consistency gel into the planned injection sites to achieve a subtle, natural-looking result. Depending on the number of regions planned for treatment, the session can take as little as 15 to 30 minutes.
What are the Results of Dysport® Treatment?
Following Dysport® injections, there is generally no recovery period. Patients can return to work and normal activities immediately, although it is usually advised to refrain from exercise for 24 hours. There may be some mild bruising or swelling experienced, but these reactions are normal and should dissipate soon after treatment. While the results of Dysport® can be noticed right away, the full outcome may take a few days to become fully realized.
How Long Does Dysport® Last?
On average, patients can enjoy the results of their initial session for approximately three months, with follow-up treatments available to preserve the facial rejuvenation achieved.
If you have any questions about Dysport® anti-aging treatment, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Durst, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice.